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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY19 is not expected to be complete until April, 2020.

  1. Additive Manufacturing of BWR Lower Tie Plates and other Fuel Assembly Components


    Metallic 3D printing of nuclear fuel assembly components has the potential to remove unwanted cost, waste, and time from the fabrication process.In addition to the direct manufacturing benefits, design engineers can create fuel assembly components that increase the performance of nuclear fuel assemblies with features that were not manufacturable a few years ago.Because of the reduced build time, e ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy
  2. CAD-Integrated Web-Based Building Performance Simulation Platform

    SBC: Ladybug Tools LLC            Topic: 09c

    Today’s building energy modeling practice is highly fractured between different simulation engines, Computer Aided Design (CAD) interfaces, and computing resources.While preferences for these fractured components vary between professions and individuals, one principle is unanimously agreed upon: a strong, flexible, and programmable connection between these three categories of software is needed ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy
  3. Detection of Micron-Scale Flaws through Nonlinear Wave Mixing

    SBC: Luna Innovations Incorporated            Topic: 10c

    Storage of hydrogen is challenging due to high storage pressures and potential for hydrogen embrittlement.Pressure vessels are currently retired from service under conservative guidelines due to the inability to identify damage until damage is imminent.There exists a need for a system that can resolve micrometer-scale features and relate these to the damage state of pressure vessels for accurate l ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy
  4. Low-Cost, Plug-and-Play Data Diodes for Solar Equipment Cybersecurity

    SBC: Fend Incorporated            Topic: 12b

    Reimagining a trusted technology (data diodes) into a low-cost plug and play appliance, to provide greater situational awareness and predictive analytics, while safeguarding the infrastructure.That is the Fend mission, and SBIR Phase I helped to demonstrate the need and feasibility for this solution.Solar energy operators need real-time situational awareness and the insight of advanced analytics t ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy
  5. Multilayer SiC Piping for 900C Supercritical CO2 Brayton Cycle

    SBC: Ceramic Tubular Products            Topic: 30f

    Small business proposals to develop components for energy conversion systems that support supercritical carbon dioxide (sCO2) Brayton power cycle systems were requested by the DOE.Specifically, DOE asked for proposals to develop piping systems that can accommodate the sCO2 at temperatures up to 900°C.Previous work sponsored by the DOE have focused on using high nickel alloy piping systems that ca ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy
  6. An Energy Internet Platform for Transactive Energy and Demand Response Applications

    SBC: BEMCONTROLS, LLC            Topic: 12c

    For over a century, the structure of the electric utility business has been a supplier driven model with consumers receiving and paying for electricity without any participation in how the electricity is produced, transmitted, or consumed.However, advances in renewable energy technologies (e.g., PV panels), battery storage, smart devices, as well as financing models have given rise to prosumers - ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy
  7. Development of a Wind Turbine Blade Surface Coating to Reduce Damage due to Lightning

    SBC: AQUANIS, INC.            Topic: 14b

    Every year, the global wind industry loses an estimated $100M or more to damage caused by lightning.A new blade coating will reduce the damage to wind turbine blades caused by lightning by promoting the formation of ionization channels over the surface of the turbine blades, providing a safe external path for lightning energy to reach ground and preventing damaging blade punctures.The coating cons ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy
  8. Spacer Grids for Accident-Tolerant Fuel Assemblies


    Past DOE SBIR programs have shown that accident-tolerant cladding like silicon carbide (SiC) fuel rod cladding can be a durable, less reactive alternative for zirconium alloy cladding for light water reactors.The higher temperature performance and increased safety potential of accident tolerant fuel rod cladding during a loss of coolant accident (LOCA) is expected to both improve the sustainabilit ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy
  9. Innovative technologies for nondestructive determination of fracture toughness for pipeline steels in transportation infastructure

    SBC: Innerspec Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 180PH1

    In the inspection and quality assurance framework, coercimetry refers to non-destructive testing of mechanical properties based on measurements of the magnetic characteristics of a metal. This technology relies on the continuous and noticeable (100-400%) increase in the magnitude of the coercivity, while the metal passes from as-delivered to its final state. As both magnetic and mechanical propert ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Transportation
  10. Cold Spray EMAT continuous monitoring system for real-time structural health monitoring

    SBC: Innerspec Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 34b

    As made evident by multiple publications by experts from the U.S. Department of Energy from 2014 through 2018, welded stainless-steel Dry Storage Canisters used for spent nuclear fuel storage are experiencing severe stress corrosion cracking, especially in the welds’ heat-affected zone. In 2016, there were 2777 Dry Storage Canisters deployed across the country, and approximately 200 more are add ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy

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